Connors games postponed a day
Connors State’s games at Seminole on Thursday were postponed due to weather related issues. The two teams play at 5:30 and 7:30 tonight at Seminole.
Bryant memorial set for Staples Center
Los Angeles will host a public memorial Feb. 24 at Staples Center for Kobe Bryant and eight others killed last month in a helicopter crash, two sources familiar with the event told The Times on Thursday.
The event will cap weeks of tributes across the city following the Jan. 26 crash that killed the Lakers icon, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, as well the helicopter pilot and parents, players and a coach on Bryant’s Mamba Sports Academy basketball team.
NBA All-Star rosters set
Giannis Antetokounmpo and LeBron James divvied up the remaining 22 All-Stars taking part in next weekend’s NBA All-Star Game on Thursday night.
Team LeBron will include his first pick, Anthony Daivs, along with Oklahoma City’s Chris Paul. Kawhi Leonard, Luka Doncic, James Harden, Damian Lillard, Ben Simmons, Nikola Jokic, Jayson Tatum, Russell Westbrook and Domantas Sabonis. Paul was picked 18th and Westbrook 20th.
Team Giannis started off with the selection of Joel Embid, followed by Pascal Siakam, Kemba Walker, ex-Oklahoma Sooner Trae Young, Khris Middleton, Bam Adbayo, Rudy Gobert, Jimmy Butler, Kyle Lowry, Brandon Ingram and Donavan Mitchell.
Team Giannis will wear No. 24 and Team LeBron No. 2, both in honor of Kobe Bryant.
The team that wins the All-Star Game will be the first to reach a target score, determined by the total points the team in the lead scored in the first three quarters combined -- plus 24, in a nod to the jersey Bryant wore for the final decade of his NBA career.
The game is Sunday, Feb. 16 in Chicago.
—Staff, wire, online